Textron Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Textron Chairman, President and CEO Scott C. Donnelly
Scott C. Donnelly
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Pros
  • Company offers reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies (in 5 reviews)

  • Good company overall with some opportunity for improvement (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management not clear with direction of India operations (in 3 reviews)

  • The last few years they went into a continuing cycle of downsizing and layoffs, which caused a lot of talented employees to quit (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Senior Buyer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Williamsport, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Williamsport, PA

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Job duties and responsibilities I enjoy. Hours very accommodating for my schedule; people are great.

    Cons

    The management skills of some of the leaders are lacking...no development given or offered.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and develop them according to their capabilities.


  2. Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Stable company with lots of team operations, good employees driven to work and produce good product

    Cons

    once you can get in the company, if you are stuck on an off shift it is almost impossible to get off of it

    Advice to Management

    move away from the concept of a nonunion company with union mentality.... time at company matters more than performance


  3. Helpful (1)

    Bad Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not many except for work life balance.

    Cons

    No career opportunities if you are minority. It's closed door even before trying. Management is like closed group who promote their own. Management can't challenge the status quo. No innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Try to spot the hard workers with true potential instead of just friends and yes sayers. Try something new in the management.


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  5. Slow process however large number of positions being filled

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class B Outfitter in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Class B Outfitter in Slidell, LA

    I have been working at Textron full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All levels willing to teach and very friendly

    Cons

    30 min lunch! Not much

    Advice to Management

    Keep being patience and willing to teach new hires


  6. Great Learning Experience

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Employers are willing to help the new interns under any circumstances -Provide great projects for the interns

    Cons

    -Very slow to get access to software and internet in the beginning

    Advice to Management

    Have all computer access when the interns arrive


  7. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    Nice people, place, and helpful

    Cons

    Work long hours including weekends


  8. Not the happiest environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Textron part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to see the vehicle during design and build.

    Cons

    Dealing with politics of management and their poor decisions that trickle down. Most days are spent wasting time rather than accomplishing anything

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote your favorite. Promote the skills


  9. GM

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to have great benefits. Great training.

    Cons

    Micro-management to the extreme.


  10. Big company, growing fast

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many opportunities for cross business collaboration. Continued growth keeps people positive about their job security. Many people have been with the company for over 20 years, which helps new hires understand the culture and business in a deeper way.

    Cons

    Sometimes in a big company employees can feel small, but being in a smaller BU allows you to have a voice and really make an impact on the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  11. Overall Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Pros

    Flexible, good culture, opportunity to move around to other roles

    Cons

    too much overlapping of responsibilities



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